#hashtags

Whilst I no longer contribute to social media I do appreciate how it “levels the playing field”. Perhaps like me, you are not on social media, but have become aware of … Continue reading #hashtags

Anton Chekhov and ASTROV

The image is of Colinton pharmacy.

Credibility

This was the advice given to ‘Mrs Hawkins’ in ‘A Far Cry From Kensington’. It was also the advice I was given by a senior parliamentarian when I began actively … Continue reading Credibility

View From The Bench

Last night we attended the book launch of a collection of poems by the Makar of Stirling.   Clive Wright is a close friend of our family and very kindly … Continue reading View From The Bench

who died . . .

The pharmacist Gilbert Farie relies upon Dr John Flaxman. Each year, Dr Flaxman chooses a day to celebrate as his “deathday”.  

The Narrative Controllers

Science is important to us all. This post is an attempt to explore some of the broad issues that we need to consider to ensure scientific integrity. Science is more … Continue reading The Narrative Controllers

Behind the graph lie a million stories

This film is for Raymond Tallis, Eric Matthews and Patrick Geddes. This is a short film that considers the so-called “two culture” divide between the Arts and the Sciences. The … Continue reading Behind the graph lie a million stories

Why Eric matters to us all

Professor Eric Matthews died this time last year. Yesterday I attended a conference in honour of Eric Matthews in Aberdeen. I have put together this short film based on some … Continue reading Why Eric matters to us all

div-ided

“The subjective – objective divide” Within and outwith I cannot find any ‘dividing’ line: backwards, forwards, inside-out and wonderfully Humpty-Dumpty, no presence is ever knowingly div-ided.